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Trying to Build a Playstation Only Pi2

  • @chris-red Why not plug your USB drive into your PC and transfer games directly?

    You can view the the gallery here:

  • Maybe pluging it in the best option then, it would be easier if SSH is a viable option, as the USB may be fiddly to remove from the case when alls done.

    Is there any critera to the Splash Screen video? I have changed it to something better quality but it no longer works! It's just black till it hits the emulator.

    Anything wrong with this?



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    @chris-red said in Trying to Build a Playstation Only Pi2:

    Anything wrong with this?

    Kind of hard to see without knowing which video codec it uses. Run the file manually from the command line with omxplayer <path/to/filename> and see if it's working. Adjust until it works.

  • Yeah that works fine,

    this is the content of splash.service which I enable using the command "systemctl enable splash"

    Description=Splash screen

    ExecStart=/usr/bin/omxplayer -b /home/pi/RetroPie/splashscreens/psxsplash.mp4


    This worked using the splash screen in the capture but not with the 1080p one.

    any ideas?

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    @chris-red Check the service logs or maybe add a script wrapper to redirect any omxplayerrunning errors to a text file and see why it doesn't like it. Alternatively, just use the RetroPie splash screen configuration and choose your video file.

  • Using 'journalctl -u splash -b'

    I get this...

    Apr 10 21:29:38 retropie systemd[1]: Starting Splash screen...
    Apr 10 21:29:38 retropie systemd[1]: Started Splash screen.
    Apr 10 21:29:40 retropie systemd[1]: splash.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
    Apr 10 21:29:40 retropie systemd[1]: Unit splash.service entered failed state.

    With that service disabled and the built in one on nothing comes up either, I can view it in the view option.

    Not sure where to go from here.

  • I started from Scratch with a fresh image and it works perfectly! However now my USB won't mount...

    That's enough for one night.

  • I have finally gotten my image 99% perfect. I have another issue however.

    I had 3 games on my USB storage, I bought a new 64gb drive today and copied the contents of the old stick to the new and dumped a load more games on it. It boots fine and I can play games but 2 of the 3 'Original' games are duplicated. They are only on the stick once. I checked the Gameslist.xml again both listed once. Both instances play fine.

    Here's a picture of my hardware, it fits! I use the orginal power switch and controller ports, I even use the 'Correct' case openings for power/video! Almost all the soldering is done, I'm waiting on some LEDs to wire a power light and a right angled HDMI extender. I've also ordered a right angled USB adaptor, I'm hoping it is low profile enough to fit under and be accessible from the disk tray (the little black thing in the socket next to the blue cable is my 64gb drive) I'm pretty chuffed with how it has turned out.

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  • PiStation. Original Controller ports work as does the power switch and the led lights up when it comes on.

    It's overclocked and runs well It's not gone higher than 55c that's with the lid shut.

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  • @chris-red Nice work!!

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